I’ve signed up to lots of cruise deal newsletters for departures in the UK, and to be honest, most are really spammy.
I’ve also signed up to the big cruise websites, and they don’t seem to share their great deals with their database. The only I’ve not unsubscribed to is Cruise Sheet.
They send regular emails about amazing deals for cruises across the world.
I love it that they use a day rate (all inclusive) with deals that often make it cheaper to cruise than stay at home!
It's worth signing up to you if you like the idea of cruising, like a bargain and you are flexible with your dates and destinations.
When comparing costs make sure you check out the drinks packages and menus. You're usually not allowed to take your own supply of alcohol, so if you're a drinker allow for the extra costs.
Also watch out for the daily tip that is a requirement. Don't be a Scrooge and opt out —the staff rely on these tips. Just factor them into your overall expense.
A word of warning: if you are planning on working remotely internet connection is notoriously expensive on cruise ships. Which may be perfect if you’re writing a book (or lots of blogs) and don’t want the distraction of the internet. Not so fab is you do everything online.